racism

“Black” anger shakes the rotten pillars of bourgeois and democratic “civilization” - Bordiga, 1965

Bordiga writing about Watts

I'm not a Bordigist, but... This text by Bordiga on the Watts Rebellion of 1965 seems somehow relevant to recent protests against racism.
I discovered the French translation and realised that there was no decent English translation of the text available. Plus, the French edition had some relevant footnotes, including one quite harshly criticising Bordiga for being soft on the American Antebellum slave economy...

The Murder of George Floyd: The End of Racism Starts with the Death of Capitalism

The killing of George Floyd in plain sight by the Minneapolis police rightly shocked millions of people across the world. The killing of a black person by the police is not an unusual event, particularly in the US.

More White Laws: New Labour and asylum seekers - Black Flag

Racists in government don't talk about "illegal immigrants" any more. They talk about “bogus asylum seekers". This is a useful code for squeaky clean racists like Jack Straw and Mike O'Brien. They don't need to talk about being swamped by an alien culture, the press know what to do and oblige with stories of hordes of asylum seekers in Richmond [about seven in fact] or tidal waves of Slovak Roma at Heathrow, and threats and attacks on asylum seekers start to rise again. But, of course, they haven't played the race card.

Dover residents against racism

Article from Black Flag #215 1998.

Soledad’s Black prisoners brutalized in 3 a.m. raid report guards warned, ‘You N*ggers will have COVID-19!’

A report from Soledad prisoners on a recent brutal raid that took place at 3 in the morning. This report was originally published by the San Francisco Bay View.

Interview: Adil Rahman of Newham Monitoring Project - Black Flag

NMP banner

Newham Monitoring Project has been fighting racial harassment and police harassment in East London for 18 years - consistently running an emergency advice line, offering practical support to individuals and running campaigns. NMP has always been a grassroots community organisation and funding has come and gone. The withdrawal of funding and loss of its office more than a year ago had lead to rumours of its demise but Black Flag found NMP still going strong when we interviewed Adil Rahman.

From Black Flag #214 1998

Ethno-Nagleism is the Idpol of fools

statue of Sean Russell

Comrade Motopu is not a fan of nationalism and did not enjoy the latest article by Angela Nagle.

The Oppressed Classes Rise Up Against Racism and Discrimination

A statement on anti-racism signed by anarchist groupings from all over the world.

How do we deal with a Karen or a Ken?

Amy Cooper calling cops with racist threats

While the U.S. continues to be rocked by protests against white supremacy and police terror, some clueless Karens and Kens continue to use the police against anyone or anything they perceive as a threat. I will detail two interactions I had this week.

An Open Letter to My Sister, Miss Angela Davis - James Baldwin

A letter written by James Baldwin in 1970, responding to the arrest of Angela Davis.